Opinion

The five Cs we have to get right before positive change in our country

Capable leaders and a willingness to talk to each other are just two of the key ingredients SA needs to succeed

10 January 2021 - 00:00 By Mark Barnes

When our president announced the latest level 3 lockdown regulations, he referred (essentially) to the three Cs that the World Health Organisation warned we should all avoid in our quest to slow the spread of that most-talked about C, the coronavirus. Crowded places, close-contact settings and confined spaces. Common sense, to add a fourth.

I was asked by a learned friend to think about the five things I would want to influence change in SA. I made up a rather hasty and clumsy collection, and today I'm going to have another go at it. It is, after all, New Year, the time for such things...

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